Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle: Artificial Turf Fields
Artificial turf is incredibly eco-friendly compared to pesticide-dependent, water-guzzling natural grass. Artificial turf spares billions of gallons of water and millions of pounds of fertilizers and pesticides from being applied to the soil of natural grass fields every year, while preventing hundreds of thousands of pounds of carbon from being spewed from grass care equipment into the atmosphere.
Even the highest quality, most durable artificial turf fields will reach the end of their useful life after a decade or two. So what happens to artificial turf once it reaches the end of its useful life? Are there options available to avoid the landill and disposal costs?
After decades of trying to come up with a solution to these questions, the answer is now a resounding yes! In this new era of artificial turf, new and innovative removal methods allow an artificial turf field’s materials to be reused, repurposed, and even recycled.
Reusing Artificial Turf
During the past 10 years, reused artificial turf has become a popular option for residential and municipal landscapes, roof gardens, pet parks, playgrounds, and other landscape and recreation applications.
Repurposing Artificial Turf
Repurposed artificial turf is cleaned, repaired, and commonly used in batting cages, dugouts, indoor practice facilities, driving ranges, sand trap lining for erosion control, sidelines, and running track protective strips.
Recycling Artificial Turf
Recycling artificial turf involves the conversion of its many components into usable materials. After the artificial turf has been separated, it is converted into raw materials that can be used to make new products.
At Turfix, we encourage field owners to employ end of life opportunities to reuse, repurpose, and recycle their artificial turf fields. Due to a heightened sense of environmental awareness, many field owners, school boards, and athletic directors are choosing to reuse, repurpose, or recycle their artificial turf fields.
The artificial turf industry is getting greener all the time and innovative technologies are being developed for higher end uses for recycled turf every day. Turfix uses specialized equipment to separate artificial turf components for the reusing, repurposing, and recycling of artificial turf for future projects.
Most often there is more than one option when it comes time to decide how you want to reuse, repurpose, or recycle your artificial turf field. Contact Turfix to discover the environmentally friendly options available to give your artificial turf field an extended life!